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by Various Artists
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25 publications, more than 150,000 free downloads, bands from Germany, Sweden, Russia, Italy and Brazil - this is the shorthand for the fledgling Netlabel afmusic. Specialized in the rather gloomy sounds of Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Indie, Alternative and Industrial Rock, it's time for a brief look back...25, the summary of half a year working with great bands and an outlook on what will follow. And so on the compilation can be found previously unreleased pieces from The Forced Oscillations,...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, Electronic
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by all:my:faults
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Early demo recordings from the Industrial Metal band all:my:faults. Sounds like: The Crüxshadows, De/Vision, Terminal Choice, L'âme Immortelle, Samsas Traum, Zeraphine, Zeromancer, Lacrimosa, Mantus, Silverchair, Cradle Of Filth, The Last Dance, The Fair Sex, Project Pitchfork, Alien Sex Fiend, The Offspring, Placebo... www.allmyfaults.com
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Rock, afmusic
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by Thora
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There are currently many dark , melodic rock albums that are mixing the melancholy pathos of the gothic rock with the hard drive of the metal. But a few are able to unite music class, versatility and charisma in order to lift out of the mass. The Aachen Band Thora is a stroke of luck and was often referred as the 'Gothic Metal discovery of the year' by the press with good reason. And even on their current album "Baby No.666" Thora convince mit powerful melodies, versatile song...
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Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Goth, Gothic, Metal, Goth-Metal
Source: http://www.inverted-records.de/indexmp3.htm
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by Emerald Park
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Exactly 15 months after the first publication of their successful album "For Tomorrow" on Valentine’s Day there will be a re-release in the form of a '2010 edition'. This free downloadable version of the album contains all the 12 songs and further more 2 new tracks: "Obscured by Lies", which also was featured on the 'afmusic #50' compilation and the previously unreleased song "Satellite" as bonustrack.
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, New Wave, Wave, Rock, afmusic
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by Neon Zoo
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Already on the forerunner, "Heaven Sin", the depths of human soul were fathomed, "O" goes even a step further. Darker, with more sex-appeal and a lot of twists and turns. The album pulsates between catching dacefloor-fillers, like "Purity" or "Haunt", and menacing, seducing and enigmatically fascinating moments of dark indulgence, which is carried by the vocals in songs such as "The Offering", "The Voyeur" and "Seethe"....
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic, Neon...
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by The Open Up And Bleeds
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What or who do you think of, when you hear "The Open Up and Bleeds"? Words like open up or bleed cause some grim thoughts. After intensive listening to the album, you just feel very enthusiastic about it. Enthusiasm about an album full of strength and passion called "An act of love and violence". What we got here, are four life-experienced men who got together in Stockholm in 2006. Together they created that what they represent with each and every song of "Open Up and...
Topics: Post Punk, Garage, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, The Open Up And Bleeds,...
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Tracklist: 1. Thora - Baby No.666 (4:09) 2. [avoid the debris] - S1ck (3:57) 3. Shearer - Out of the Dark (3:18) | Lizenz CC 4. Reebosound - Change The Subject (3:23) 5. Reptyle - Where I Come From (4:39) 6. all:my:faults - Oceans Green (5:18)* 7. Split Seconds - Crucifiction (Demo) (4:40)* 8. The Slimp - Cold Clear Water (Studio Demo) (5:18)* 9. Curious - Resurrection (4:36)* 10. Drop A Line - Reveller (4:47) 11. Infernosounds - Schneekönigin (4:18)* 12. Warforge - Resurrection (Empires in...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
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by Neon Zoo
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Info: "Heaven Sin is bound to be one of the alternative anthems of 2005" Kaleidoscope magazine Neon Zoo's sexy, innovative blend of electronic beats, guitars and velvety vocals are set to take the alternative scene by storm. Their story began when accomplished musician and songwriter, Rick Alexander, decided to start pushing musical boundaries. With a love of dance and all things techno, and a solid background in guitar-based rock he began to create a new, addictive genre and make it...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic, Neon...
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by We Came From Waters
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Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, We Came From Waters, afmusic
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by Principe Valiente
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Shortly after the release of their new album “Oceans” in May, the Swedish quartet offers now their debut EP from 2007 as a free download at their Bandcamp page. The EP contains 4 songs including the hit single “In My Arms”.
Topics: Post Punk, Shogaze, afmusic, EP, Indie, Darkwave
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by Sociophobia
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As his many projects (a. o. The Nightchild, Gentle Zombies, Andromeda Eye) wouldn't be enough, the ukrainian exceptional artist Nightchild A. commits himself to deathrock in a modern vesture with SOCIOPHOBIA. Vocals in the traditional Rozz Williams-style meet aimed guitars and excellent keyboard work here. The album, which was self-released as a free download some time ago, has reached cult status and elates new fans day by day. With "What's The News?" Sociophobia offer an elegant...
Topics: Goth, Goth Rock, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Post Punk, Sociophobia, afmusic
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by The Search
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It's been pretty silent about the swedish Indie-Rocker from THE SEARCH for a long time. After their successful album "Saturnine Songs" in 2008, first gigs in Germany and some changes in the band's line-up now the sympathic guys from tranquil Uppsala come up with a 6-CD-download-compilation "The Silverslut 2000-2002". From 2000 until 2002 THE SEARCH - formerly known as SILVERSLUT - recorded 6 EPs and autonomously published them in small numbers. The first two EPs "The...
Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, The Search, afmusic
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by The Search
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The search recorded 2003 search 01 buy it here: red sun records | delicious goldfish records The 80's postpunk and British indie music slowly but steadily make a comeback. Bands like Interpol, Radio 4, Astral and The Stills use the musical heritage of the 80's in a refreshing way in their modern alternative music. References to The Smiths, Suicide, Joy Division and The Cure are hip again. Now we have something hot again with The Search. Sweden's newest export, The Search, proves with their...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
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by All:My:Faults
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"Here, at the beginning of the end..." ...these first words are representative for the upcoming release which will be an only-online-album. The conscious break with conventional "music marketing strategies", going own ways and the return to what distinguished this kind of music for many decades these are the bands intensions. Acting in the underground, winning fans all over the world, just with the music. Still its hard for some people to find a genre a:m:f would fit into,...
Topics: Darkwave, All:My:Faults, All My Faults, Alternative, Electro, Electronic, Indie, Gothic
Source: http://www.allmyfaults.info/
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by Deied
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15 months after the release of "Formation Of Chaos" the duo Deied, constisting of Din-Tah Æon and n1n0 (amongst others aeon sable, Melanculia), return with their new work "Tales Of Sodenliah". The album's protagonist strolls, in the name of mankind, through the valleys of the imaginary Sodenliah - on the search for answers of this society's questions. Mankind for the first time achieves, to enter the interior of the human mind and what comes across the main character's way...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
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by Various Artists
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Sometimes it seems like you stand alone with a vision in your life. And sometimes two have the same without knowing each other. In case of afmusic and Zorch Factory Records it is the promotion of talented newcomer bands basically from the Gothic-, Post-Punk and New Wave genre. The more both got to know and estimate each other the clearer it became a logical consequence to work together. The consequence of this collaboration is the now available compilation 'Howly Night', which is much...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Coldwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Rock,...
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by Shino
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Eine Mischung aus Johnny Cash und Lestat aus "Chroniken der Vampire" und somit eine völlig neue individuelle Dimension der Musik, die direkt unter die Haut geht, um in dem Blut das Herz des Menschen zu ergreifen. Sehr minimalistisch gehalten und doch so aufwendig in der lebendigen Emotion und dem Sinn der bewegenden Texte. Als der Weg der Aggression und der lauten Musik für den Frontman der Band "Blindeyes" zum Stillstand kam, kehrte er zu seinen Anfängen zurück. Nach...
Topics: Acoustic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
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by Gruftschlampen
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With the free download of the album "Monotonie & Gebete" (Monotony & Prayers) the Gruftschlampen (Crypt sluts) boarded the hearts of the Fans of bizarre music. Now the berlin-based duo returns with their new EP "Raben", which will be available as a free download from March 8th 2013 on and offers the prelude to the upcoming album. What you will receive is finest dark punk, that will stir the inveterate Deathrocker's heart. Dirty, dark, provocative... That's how the...
Topics: Deathrock, Post Punk, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, Gruftschlampen, afmusic
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by That Was Yesterday
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After SILVERGATE was officially put ad acta, the solo musician Tullio (Guitar, Vocals, Drums, Bass) bounces back into the public ear, together with Lady Sarah (Vocals) to form the gothic rock band THAT WAS YESTERDAY. The band offers a gloomy atmosphere, a melancholic mood, catching vocals and neat guitars as much as often very driving drums. Stylistically THAT WAS YESTERDAY remind a bit of the good old Type O Negative, without sounding like a bad copy, rather the opposite. It seems like they...
Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, That Was Yesterday, afmusic
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by The Quinsy
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The Russian post-punk band THE QUINSY was formed at the very beginning of XXI century by Vladimir 4.44 Tkebuchava. The band started performing in several Saint-Petersburg underground clubs, such as RED CLUB. But mostly, there were only small electrowave underground parties, as back then the band sound was close to electronic one. In 2005 the Quinsy experienced a lot of hardships and was nearly at the end, but eventually the new members and new sound contributed to the band’s complete revival....
Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, The Quinsy, afmusic
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by The Glass Spider
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The new album title by The Glass Spider sounds a lot more conciliatory than his predecessor. After the album "Resistance" from the year 2008, that is a call to resistance, it is now called "For Better or for Worse". Someone seems to be done with the resistance and found his inner peace. Sounds as if it would be more harmoniously and maybe a little bit more relaxed now. Whoever will listen to the new album, will quickly recognize that although a certain lightness has entered...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
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by The Search
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Sweden 12 points! What THE SEARCH from Uppsala on “The Search for Connection Contact and Community” deliver, is finest Indie pop laced with Rock, which, without any problems, is at home in the same league as Shout Out Louds, The Mary Onettes, Jeniferever and others. Light-footed and full of enjoyment the guitars and keyboards relaxing dance through the room. But always looking out for solid leg work and never losing the grip to the ground of drums and bass. So the manual and technical...
Topics: Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, Darkwave, Alternative, The Search, afmusic
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by Reptile71
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In Dust: 2000 – 2003 is a compilation album existing of 11 tracks Dutch musician Paul Tetteroo recorded under project name Reptile71 over a period of three years. Though Reptile71 was clearly influenced by early 80’s new wave, minimal synth and post-punk bands such as Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, (early) OMD, Talk Talk, (early) Simple Minds and The Wake (UK), and the more spiritual music like Dead Can Dance, he still managed to create a unique sound.
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
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by Dark Souls Day
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"X-Lives", the debut album of the greek band Dark Souls Day, dovetails with all releases that were influenced by Post-Punk and Independent Music of the 80s and 90s. The album encloses 7 songs, which are worth to be dicovered and heard. Dark Souls Day was founded in 2004 by the musicians Nikos and Pepi. Nikos, who's been playing with some different bands in the past, devoted himself to music production owns a small home-studio, where already some albums originated. To instance just one...
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Topics: Dark, Indie, Alternative, Gothic, Gothic-Rock, Dark Souls Day, afmusic
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by Mach FoX
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Like a DeLorean time machine, Mach FoX's sleek, sci-fi, horror, doom-pop exists simultaneously in the electropunk future and the retro-gothrock past. Twitchy computer beats,jittery synthesizers,and ethereal, Cure-inspired guitars interweave in Mach FoX's hall of mirrors,with Mach's soaring, mournful vocals serving as a guide through the labyrinth. While plenty of current bands cop the flash and glitter of 80's electronic tinged gothrock, Mach FoX is one of the few to capture a bit of its soul....
Topics: Electropunk, Industrial, Rock, Electro, Wave, New Wave, Dark, Indie, Alternative, Gothic,...
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by S'UR
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Four dimensions, four parts of the world, four seasons and four novel tracks from Russian quartet S’UR – that’s their new CD Quadro. This is the first record with new outer space frontwomen and violinist Kristina K. During the record sessions the bands newest instrumental arsenal was used. Combined with strictly laboratory methods the four tracks on Russian and pure music language were born. CD was expanded with one remix by hardcore techno project Lethal Beat. So S’UR propose you take...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial
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by PitchBlack Inc.
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This output is a very special project: a full length album [running time over 50 minutes] based upon only on song: PitchBlack Inc.'s Folge Mir. 15 tracks done by 15 artits like Kenji Siratori, ad:key, upiry, Nirgendwo takes the lyrics on a journey through very different styles of sound and music. It shows impressively, how atmosphere and mood of a song can vary by an artist's intension and interpretation. Pitch Black Inc.
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Topics: Electro, Electronic, EBM, Techno, Industrial, Dance, Indie, Folk, TripHop
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by Diskoteket
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This album was recorded by Diskoteket in 2006, in Sösjö, Jämtland. It’s mixed by Diskoteket and Kristofer Jönson and mastered by Pär Dalhielm. Diskotekets line-up in 2006 was Anna-Karin Andersson (vocals), Snorri Carlsson (guitar), Karl Sydstrand (bass), Love Sydstrand (drums). Info: Diskoteket was founded by Love Sydstrand, Karl Sydstrand and Snorri Karlsson. They wanted to play music influenced by Sisters of Mercy and Talking Heads but with Swedish lyrics, something quite rare at this...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, afmusic
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by Rebentisch
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Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Rock, afmusic
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by Plastic People
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A homage to Plastic Bertrand and Village people? Maybe! Maybe not! After great adventures, the 'Naked Man' has got dressed again to leave place to a plastic human, who is not lacking in emotion. Then, Sébastien began to create songs with influences of post punk, rock and electro, mixing music, visuals and imaginary memories from the Stonewall riots. Sandy, the other part of Naked Man, is never very far away and regularly ready to write something. Always between the past and the present,...
Topics: Wave, New Wave, Dark, Indie, Alternative, Gothic, Electronic, Plastic People, afmusic
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by Voyvoda
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The bulgarian band Voyvoda will release their second album "Iztok" on February 7th as a download, the vinyl issue will follow on 20th of April, 2012. Offered will be experimental sounds somewhere between post punk, cold wave and balkan komita folk. As on the forerunner "The Confederacy" and the couple of EP's, the journey goes deep into the history of the balkans, back to devotional rebels and their commanders (called Voyvodas). During the trip you’re able to hear stories...
Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, Post Punk, Voyvoda, afmusic
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by Tobias Borelius
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With the help of producer Carl Granberg and musician from Malmö and Lund Tobias Borelius from Emerald Park (Malmö, Sweden) has recorded a solo album with Swedish lyrics. “Du känner mig för väl, farväl” ("You know me too well, goodbye") is a musical tapas table - small pithy and tasty songs spiced with humor, love, earnest and cynicism. The musical theme of the record is the old analog synthesizers, the Nord Lead and the acoustic guitar. Where Emerald Park sometimes goes...
Topics: Indie, Electronica, Pop, Singer, Songwriter, Tobias Borelius, afmusic
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by Shino
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A mix of Johnny Cash and Lestat from "The Vampire Chronicles", acoustic guitar and a clear voice, this is Shino's "Acoustic Gothic" - melancholic darkness finding their salvation by the light of deliberately taken emotions. A hand to accompany the listener through the depths of his own, brings him back to the surface in order to free him by the awakened consciousness of his own hell. The new album "Transition" is a collection of old and new songs. Shino creates for...
Topics: Gothic, Acoustic, Guitar, Singer, Songwriter, Indie, Shino, afmusic
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by Plastic People
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After releasing a first demo, which sounded quite electro-rock, Sebastien Ficagna, aka Plastic People decided to go back to acoustic instruments on its new album "Pink Narcisius". Accordeon and folk guitar meet electric instruments, to create an hallucinated and psychedelic post punk cabaret! Cold wave, rock and folk are mixed to create a melancholic journey, sometimes disturbing but where humor is never that far. 2 covers are also proposed, recorded with a very personnal approach,...
Topics: Wave, New Wave, Dark, Indie, Alternative, Gothic, Electronic, Plastic People, afmusic
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With "Wirbelsturm" ("whirlwind") SHINO comes up with a "live" album of a special kind. The album was recorded almost in one turn, with the focus on the authenticity, not on artificial sound quality. "Wirbelsturm" consists a lot of cover versions of russian songs, which mean a lot to SHINO, amongst others from Chaif, Grazhdanskaya Oborona and Kino. This all was recorded with a classic guitar and brings the listener into the situation, to experience the...
Topics: Gothic, Acoustic, Guitar, Singer, Songwriter, Indie, Shino, afmusic
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by Melanculia
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"Sensitive acoustic rock ballads with well-written lyrics and this slightly scorched, unpretentiously appealing voice that conveys pure and sincere emotion. The title, Spanish for "wretched one", adds a touch of mystery but also determines the entire album's tone and mood. The gloomy atmosphere reigns throughout all seven tracks of maldita, from the wistfully melodious Summer rain, Trying to regret, Long forgotten dreams and It doesn't matter at all to the very interesting,...
Topics: Acoustic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Melanculia, afmusic
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by The Forced Oscillations
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Notchnoi Prospekt was formed in Moscow, 1985, by Alexei Borisov (guitar, vocals, lyrics) and Ivan Sokolovsky (keyboards, electronics). At the very beginning of thier activity the duo played electro-pop with the elements of rockabilly, twist, ska, post-punk and industrial. In 1987 the drummer Sergei Pavlov and violin player Dmitry Kutergin joined the band. Since that time Notchnoi Prospekt started to develop industrial electronics mixed with psychodelia, noize, free improvized music and...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
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by Rebentisch
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Am 30.04.2010 veröffentlichte der Berliner Ausnahmekünstler REBENTISCH sein aktuelles Album “Unter der Stadt”. Er feierte darauf eine Party mit Freunden, auf der es dunkel-bunt, kreativ-verrückt, lyrisch-anspruchsvoll, erotisch-romantisch und provokant-ironisch zuging. “Unter der Stadt” ist verruchtes, liebenswertes, durchgeknalltes, zeitloses, intelligentes, elektronisches und vor allem gefühlvolles, romantisches Cabaret mit New Wave Appeal, wie es nur aus Berlin kommen kann. Jetzt...
Topics: New Wave, Darkwave, Gothic, Wave, Dance, Techno, DJ-Mix, Rebentisch, afmusic
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by The Nightchild
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It hasn't been that long, when the high flyers of the Nightchild, consisting of Alexey Nightchild A. (vocals, guitar, songwriting, programming) and Olga Holy Cat (bass), released their third album "Some Stories And Thoughts". Now the ukrainian couple already comes up with their new single "Dreammaster" for the upcoming album "The World Unseen, The World Unknown". The homonymous song appears twice on the download single - one time in the original version, featuring...
Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, The Nightchild, afmusic
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by The Search
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One year after the release of “Songs about Losers”, the Swedish band The Search is back with ten new songs collected on the album “Echo”. This time the creative mind of the band Razmig Tekeyan brings the minimalistic sound to its top.  “Echo” is a low-fi recording where the recorded demo tracks ended up being the final songs on the album; all songs sound more natural, as if played at home under a warm candle light with a guitar. In this calm atmosphere the listener is able to focus...
Topics: The Search, Indie, Pop, Rock, afmusic
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by The Nightchild
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The Nightchild enchant their fans with their very own sound, leaned at the traditional gothrock, for years, already. After the album "The World Unseen, The World Unknown", which was released in November 2012, there was a lot of silence, but now the Ukrainian duo is back with the Single-EP "Memories". It consists the title track, a coverversion of the song "127.0.0.1" of the Ukranian cult band Sweet Sixty Nine as well as the Cabo De Gata remix of...
Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, The Nightchild, afmusic
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by The Search
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This remastered CD contains 2 mini-albums that The Search recorded in 2004 and which have never been officially released until now. The 80's postpunk and British indie music slowly but steadily make a comeback. Bands like Interpol, Radio 4, Astral and The Stills use the musical heritage of the 80's in a refreshing way in their modern alternative music. References to The Smiths, Suicide, Joy Division and The Cure are hip again. Now we have something hot again with The Search. Sweden's newest...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
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by Junkyard + The Wings of Desire
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Out of the depths of Israel a sound is rising, which oneself rather had expected in the early times of No Wave and Post Punk. Junkyard + The Wings Of Desire come up with an airy sound, which was inspired by bands such as Bauhaus, The Cure and The Birthday Party. Boris' vocals, settled somewhere between deathrock and post punk, perfects the whole thing, together with the aimed electronic influences and makes it charming in its very own way. The guitars are mazy and straight at the same time,...
Topics: Goth, Goth Rock, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Post Punk, Junkyard + The...
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by Light In Your Life
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In June last year Light in Your Life from the introspective Uppsala (Sweden) won much favour for fans of gloomy and melancholic guitarmusic with their self-titled debut album. In early April those five get ready to capture not only the hearts of the fans, but also the stages of northern Europe and so they come over here for 2 dates in Germany. With the fully digital 4-Track EP “Geldof Remixes”, which will be released on 29.03.2010 at afmusic (GER), Zorch Factory Records (FR) and Trastienda...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, afmusic
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by The Quinsy
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Only a short while after the successful release of their debut album "The Violet Day", which was released on Valentine's day on afmusic as a free download, the Quinsy return with a single, that introduces a new album. As usual, The Quinsy offer dark post punk, which partly reminds of The Exploding Boy, but not even for a second losing its own charm. Guitars, that stay in your ear, a deep voice, which leads the listener through the songs... "You Know I'm Sick" continues the...
Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Rock, New Wave, Darkwave, The Quinsy, afmusic
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by Defekt 86
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It's been almost two years since defekt 86 released their album "Ultramarin". Finally now there's new material. Many may have thought, that there won't be any further releases anymore, in return this release seems the more interesting. The digital maxi-single "Suicide Hero" contains two songs: The title track is a loud uptempo song with the obligatory driving bass, noisy guitars in the refrain and electronic sound effects, which strain your ears quite hard, from time to...
Topics: Post Punk, Garage, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Defekt 86, afmusic
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by Fast Foolish Flies
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With “Break The Silence” a band enters the international stage, which was described in the Norwegian ‘Scream Magazine’ as the best band of their genre. And though comparisons seem venturous to grunge greats such as Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots, the guys from Fast Foolish Flies manage to enthuse both critics and fans with their song. Already launched in 1997 as a purely acoustic project of the vocalist Tommy Lien and the guitarists Rune Antonsen and Lars Erik...
Topics: Grunge, Alternative, Psychedelic, Rock, afmusic
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by Botany Bay
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Melancholic and fragile pop songs which can explode already at the next moment with all their strength, carrying Trip-Hop as well as World Music influence in themselves, enriched by classical arrangements and jazz-influenced experiments... a categorisation of Botany Bay is none too easy However, maybe a categorisation is also not so important at all - importantly it is for Stephan Kleinert (instruments, voc) and Laura Dietrich (voc, key) before all things, to produce emotional and atmospheric...
Topics: Darkwave, Folk, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Electronic
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by Various Artists
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PROMOTEXT:RELEASEINFO date: 2009-08-04 subject: afmusic #50 Within just one year afmusic got off to a lightning start. The most innovative netlabel in Germany for Darkwave, Gothic and Independent Music celebrates on the label founder Falk Merten's birthday their release-anniversary and distributes big presents to their fans - and that are 16 in number on this fiftieth publication. All are on this Anniversary-Compilation "AFMUSIC #50". Exactly one dozen of it are previously unreleased...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Coldwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Industrial, Indie,...
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by Defekt 86
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Defekt 86 play a cheeky mixture of Darkwave and Post-punk. Their music varies from heavy guitars up to rather experimental synthetic sounds; the tempi are versatile designed as well, and also the vocals, which oscillates between melancholy and aggression. Reminiscences of more "conventional" bands are unfailable to hear. Thus one feels reminded of Joy Division or Sisters of Mercy with the dark Opener "Idols for the weak" without fail, latter also crosses mind in "A...
Topics: afmusic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Minimal, New Wave
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by Chemical Waves
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"THE GREAT DICTATOR": This song was inspired by the great Charlie Chaplin's movie of 1940 and in particular from memorable final speech that closes the movie. The single also include a b-side called "HAZE", a song on the rubble of the destruction of World Wars. There is a special remix made by Ira-K Organisation. This is the fourth released of Chemical Waves, a project of Marco Cattani, a former member of the electronic band "Halo effect"...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, New Wave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic,...
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by The Nightchild
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The Ukrainian Duo around Nightchild A. (a.o. Andromeda Eye, Sociophobia) and Olga "Holy Cat" caused quite a stir in the last months. After The Nightchild turned to the rather dark post punk with their album "Some Stories and Thoughts", the band history gets another chapter with the new release "The World Unseen, The World Unknown" in the beginning of November. Once again the couple increases every goth rocker's heartbeat: harmonious guitars, melancholic-gloomy...
Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, The Nightchild, afmusic
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by The Search
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The Swedish band The Search wraps catchy pop melodies into a gloomy cloak, creating escaping the daily grey routines. When the press is talking about The Search, they speak of a beautiful retro-mix of wave and rock in the vein of The Cure and Joy Division. The band does not deny their roots, but take pleasure in paraphrasing them in their own slightly deranged and atmospheric way. In order to achieve a wider musical range on their 4th album 'Saturnine Songs' they hooked up two diferent...
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Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
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by Curious
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New music for the wave-gothic-dancefloor but also for a comfortableevening near the fireplace with a glass of red wine! CURIOUS started as a "The Cure"-coverband back in 1999 but soon beganwriting their own songs. After a self-produced EP called "Falling" (2002) their official debutalbum "The Intimate Stranger" was launched in 2004 on the Genetic Music label and was well received by many fans and critics. Further, Curious was able to win new fans with their...
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
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"..What a trip.. Seetha Rao had the perfect dose of insanity to give this album the special flavour I was looking for. I found her by traveling through space and she inspired me to write some strange, crazy stuff for her. She came up with lyrics and vocals straight from the heart to complete this book of bad night stories. Seetha rao - the invisible space cat is grinding her claws...universe will have some more scars tonight.." - ghostfog http://www.myspace.com/frightnightsunderstars
Topics: Electronic, Experimental, Ambient, Industrial, Darkwave, Gothic, Wave, Ghostfog, afmusic
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by Aeon Sable
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Long enough Aeon Sable have waited for the star to shine. The debut from the german duo is entitled „Per aspera ad astra“ and delivers a very individual interpretation of Goth-Rock. Din-Tah Aeon and n1n0, already enriching the ‘dark side of music’ with other projects in the past, are now on the road with a self-produced, 40 minutes-set, tied on the atmosphere of Fields of the Nephilim or The Sisters of Mercy, revamping it into a modern style. The album not only shines with unique sound...
Topics: Alternative, Darkwave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Indie, New Wave, Wave, Rock, afmusic
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by The Silence Industry
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Since 2007 the Canadian Graham J., mastermind of the band, bestows us again and again with releases, that blast off a lot of musical borders. Noise, Progressive Rock, Post Punk, Gothic Rock, even a pinch of pop is part of the music. That oneself can merge all those styles successfully to a top quality album, is proven once more with "The Maw Of Sleep" by THE SILENCE INDUSTRY. Familiar quality meets new ideas and gets packed into the mentioned alloy, to offer a firework of this unique...
Topics: The Silence Industry, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock,...
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by Louis Lingg and the Bombs
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2 years after their first album "Lullabies for Mutant Monkeys" the paris-based anarcho-pop-punk band Lous Lingg and the Bombs return in an impressing way with their new album "Alphabet of a Revolution". On 19 songs, which are rarely longer than 3 minutes, the punk-dance-party is celebrated, which is overflowing from your local illegal squat. This is the soundtrack for the anti-capitalist demonstration currently camped out in your city. This is the sound of people screaming...
Topics: Alternative, Punk, Pop, Rock, Punk Rock, afmusic, Louis Lingg And The Bombs
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by Noctiflora
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Vrill is the deepest energy inside the nature. This power can breath through the music. While the dark bass is dogging, acoustic and indie guitars run after paranoid synths and deep keyboards. Poetic readings (Keats - Wilde - Blake) give colour to the lyrics while "The Wicker Man" is sending his alarm to the people. www.noctiflora.net
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
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by Sleazy Romance
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The first self-titled EP is produced by Kristofer Jönsson from Jeniferever and released autumn 2006. The second EP No Spark was recorded in a strange garage in the summer of 2007 and was released the same fall. The two new songs are demos recorded by the band, as a example of what is and what will be. http://www.myspace.com/sleazyromance
Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
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by Emerald Park
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After the great international success of their album "For Tomorrow" (2008), the solo-albums of guitarist Daniel Jönsson (Danish Daycare "A Story Of Hurt" 2009) and Singer Tobias Borelius ("Du känner mig för väl, farväl" 2010) EMERALD PARK from Mälmö announce their comeback with the download-single "Reality Bites / Someone To Love" in a spectacular way. The expectations will be high, because "For Tomorrow" "...neither needs embedded...
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Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Emerald Park, afmusic
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by Ghostfog
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Released out of an eternal dream, Ghostfrog, after a successful collaboration with Seetha Rao (Frightnights - Bad Night Stories, 2010), crawls through the the attenuated fields of industrial music on his own. The single "Hear Them Whisper" and the proper video underline the musical growth of the Industrial artist from Essen (Germany), for whom classic conventions and common success-concepts are foreign words, in an impressive way. For one it will be dystopic noise, for the other a...
Topics: Ghostfog, Ionium Records, afmusic, Electro, Electronic, Industrial, Rock, Experimental, Noise
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by Melanculia
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Nino, a trusted friend of the underground scene, returns in October with a new album of his project Melanculia. He was last heard in early 2009 with another project of him, Aeon Sable. "The Dazed Prophet", his latest album for digital publication, is his return to the download market. As with Aeon Sable, Nino joins forces with Din-Tah Aeon, as both a musician and also a producer. The album "The Dazed Prophet" presents many elements old and new to the style of Melanculia....
Topics: Acoustic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Melanculia, afmusic
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After the successful debut album "Frightnights [Under Haunted Stars]" Ghostfog returns with the singer Seetha Rao from Mainz once again, to release the second part of "Bad Night Stories". As on the forerunner, the lyrics are very personal again, are related to current incidents and emotions and don’t save on it’s darkness. Musically the journey through the Raumzeit sounds more electronic, a bit more sterile and a bit lighter, without neglecting the familiar Ghostfog...
Topics: Electronic, Experimental, Ambient, Industrial, Darkwave, Gothic, Wave, Ghostfog, afmusic
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by all:my:faults
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Warning! 8-bit attack! Or: What happens if an unspeakable guitar-riff smashes a Commodore 64? When in singing growlings and screamings hunt the clean parts? If a band leads Industrial-Rock to new horizons? all:my:faults are back again! Precisely one year ago their successful album “neo.NøiR” (more than 100,000 downloads) cleared the way on which they go on now obliviously. It is a new way - somewhere between ‘Ministry’ and ‘Enter Shikari’, passing the ‘Deathstars’ and ‘Front...
Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Industrial, Metal, Rock, afmusic
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by Camp Z + Madame B
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Seduced by each other’s feelings, references and way of walking through the musical underground, Madame B and Manu/Zorch decided to unite their forces to release this multi-colored mid-length record, driving the listener from raw garage punk to experimental sounds. Freedom has been the motto for this creation full of spontaneity. The duo also invited Joy Disaster's Nicolas Rohr to ignite some of their songs with his powerful guitar. The recently on Zorch Factory Records released and...
Topics: Postpunk, Indie, Wave, Darkwave, Experimental
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by Verlustprinzip
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VERLUSTPRINZIP is much more than just music...it's a construction of sound, expressions and art in the form of pictures and projections, which impresses with a very specific and distinct sound, that cannot be pigeonholed. Challenging lyrics meet subtle sounds and terrific basslines that are piled up high with vast effects. VERLUSTPRINZIP takes you on a sound journey. The very beginning happened in a living-room in Leipzig as Andrés one-man project. It's been endless hours in which ideas and...
Topics: Electro, Experimental, New Wave, Darkwave, Gothic, Wave, Lyrical, Verlustprinzip, afmusic
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by The Silence Industry
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Meanwhile "Permanent Crisis" is the 6th release of The Silence Industry. The 5-song EP continues what has begun with the parent "The Teeth of Tomorrow". Complex guitars in gothic rock robe, combined with elaborate bass riffs, offer a thrilling feeling of angst. As the title "Permanent Crisis" reveals, it is a very pessimistic release. Though the desire and the yearning are present in every moment, as everyone awaits it from The Silence Industry. A more than...
Topics: The Silence Industry, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock,...
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by Lovegrenade
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Lovegrenade are a garage-psych-rock band from Tel Aviv (Israel), consisting of Dudi Malka (guitar, bass, vocals), Eran Nave (guitar, bass vocals) and Itay Sendowski (drums, keyboard, vocals). Their first album was recorded in a 24 hour live session in their studios, assisted by mastermind Charlie Megira, the so-called psych-rockabilly god. It contains 14 songs with different styles, meanings and creative horizons. The second album is already in progress, so warm up for pleasure for your ears....
Topics: Post Punk, Garage, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Lovegrenade, afmusic
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by Silver Rocket
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Silver Rocket was formed in Ferrara (Italy) in September 2009 by three musicians who come from different garage, punk and alternative rock bands. The pureness of so-called three-chord songs, the richness of Phil Spector's productions, the refinement of the new wave and the unmade-up truth of rock'n roll – that's all what inspires the band. There is neither any claim to invent new sounds, nor an attempt to newly wrap-up old stuff. When the band was asked to define its musical style during an...
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Topics: Shoegaze, Post Punk, Wave, New Wave, Dark, Indie, Alternative, Gothic, Silver Rocket, afmusic
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by Shearer
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Powerful alternative rock with a generous helping of punk. Aggressive, emotional, uncompromising, but then again anthem-like, with a fine sense for melodies and catchy hooklines. Honest energetic rock instead of monotonous charts music. SHEARER are a fresh breeze sweeping through the music business straight from Berlin, Germany. But most of all SHEARER are authentic, rebellious and free! Free for everyone! They are a statement against the music industry's conventions and shallowness:...
Topics: Alternative, Rock, Indie, Punk, Shearer, afmusic
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by The Nightchild
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With 'Some Stories and Thoughts' the ukrainian couple 'The Nightchild', consisting of Alexey Nightchild A. (vocals, guitar, keyboard, programming) and Olga 'Holy Cat' (bass), herald a new era in the band's history. Though they've just released their re-release of 'Another Shadow' together with the 'With Me'-EP not even halfa year ago, as their afmusic debut, the band appears with brand new material already. This time they offer much more perfected classic gothic rock, including their own...
Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Darkwave, The Nightchild, afmusic
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by Nightchild A.
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After some great achievements with his Band The Nightchild and his solo project Sociophobia, mastermind Nightchild A. turns to different paths, to express his creativity in different ways. "Images" is his little work, which comes up as an instrumental 6-track-EP. In contrast to The Nightchild or Sociophobia, this EP doesn't limit itself to dark sounds only, but is a complete experiment, with songs, inspired by other musicians and songs, spiced with Nightchild A.'s really own note,...
Topics: Goth, Goth Rock, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Post Punk, Nightchild A.,...
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by Danish Daycare
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Since his main band Emerald Park released their album "For Tomorrow" in February as free download, the Swede Daniel Jönsson follows up with his solo project and will release the album in fall as a free download under a Creative Commons license at afmusic and 23 Seconds as well. In addition to the 10 songs there is a bonus track on the reissue – the single-B-Side "The Man In White". www.af-music.de www.23seconds.org www.myspace.com/danishdaycare
Topics: 23Seconds, afmusic, Pop, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Darkwave, Danish Daycare
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by Die Schatten
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Solanum - nightshades - is the third album by the mystic dark pop band DIE SCHATTEN from Berlin (Germany). It focuses on different nightly feeling experiences. Feelings are more pronounced in the night. This intensity of humans experience is served on the third album also by the typical floating synth sounds and the powerful guitar combined with the particular german lyrics of DIE SCHATTEN. The songs are partially even from the first creative phase of the band, but were completely rearranged...